Crowdsourcing of ideas on social media helps Govt firm up policies: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley today said the innovative approach to crowdsource ideas from people provided government an opportunity to understand their perspective on major flagship programmes of the government.


The minister also complimented the winners of the social media contest in various categories organised by New Media Cell of his Ministry as part of 67th Republic Day celebrations for providing fresh ideas through social media platforms.


Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and Secretary Sunil Arora were also present during the occasion.


The contests were held on the Ministry of I&B Social Media platforms - Facebook (www.facebook.com/inbministry), Twitter (@MIB_India) and a specially designed webpage (http://www.graffiti.inbministry.in) where Graffiti were invited from participants on various flagship programmes of the Government.


The competition was open for a fortnight from, 1 - 14 January, 2016. The winners of the contest were provided a unique opportunity to witness the Republic Day Parade, 2016 at New Delhi. The travel and accommodation arrangements of all these winners were sponsored by the I&B Ministry.


For the Graffiti wall, the themes were Start Up India, Stand Up India; Digital Empowerment; Entrepreneurs of Young India; Skilled India, Powerful India; Make In India; Financial Security to All and Housing For All. The graffiti contest received as many as 419 entries across all themes.

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